Voices Audio & Video
When we think of thriving Asian-American communities, the cities that come to mind are New York, and San Francisco where they’re over 30% of the population. Smaller cities like Reno, Nevada don’t usually come to mind, but for two generations the Rosal family has created a flourishing community.
In Vancouver, Canada, nearly half of the residents grew up speaking a language other than English. Walk down a busy street anywhere in town, and you’re bound to hear people speaking languages from all over the world. Among them are languages indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Preserving heritage languages is important for two communities in the region: one, the indigenous Squamish people and the other, Cantonese speakers.
Asian American artists have already been working to break through harmful stereotypes and transform the myth of the model minority. Yet, with all the historical racial injustice and family trauma, it’s hard to realize that we are not alone in our work.
All you really need to be hired as an English teacher in Asia is a passport from the right country, or in some cases just look white.
When the pandemic started, many students and families in Stockton, California didn’t have a stable internet connection after school moved online. A majority of students borrowed Wi-Fi hotspots from their schools. Many still are.